Look here, may I direct your attention to this shit?
While it’s generally nice of the writer to wish us all a happy season, how can he be so ignorant and stupid about the topic he reports on. On a specially made for Linux website of all places? Fucksake, man, don’t you know the first fukn thing about Linux?
I mean, while he’s generally correct and we all love Mint for one or the other reason, he confuses some very basic stuff right at the start of his article (which I refused to read any further) when he states “Linux Mint 18.1 is the best desktop available today.” First, Linux Mint is a distribution of Linux and comes with a variety of different desktops. Mainly it’s their own homegrown Cinnamon environment but also MATE and KDE flavours are available. Soooo, what will it be? And why are you trying to confuse the n00bs this article was aimed at? It was aimed at n00bs, wasn’t it?
Secondly, what’s with all that fanboying? “Best desktop period.” Really? Really? When talking about desktop environments there’s always the very important factor of personal workflow, habits and … taste to take into consideration. And particularly when talking about Mint’s flagship DE, Cinnamon, there is a great deal to say about it and its shortcomings and negative aspects. So, whom did Mr. Vaughan-Nichols trying to impress with this strong and matter of factly wrong statement? The ladies? Ugh, pleez. Consider me sooo Not Impressed! =^.^=
The good Steven J. should realize that on ZDNet’s Linux and Open Source pages he preaches to the choir. So his cringeworthy market barker tone wouldn’t make him any friends neither. This is not how propaganda works, stupid! I just notice his job is so much easier than mine. :..( And he most probably, unfortunately gets paid for scribbling shit like that article.
The world isn’t a fair place is it?
Still … Linux Mint in either flavour (Cinn and MATE) is great, well as far as Ubuntu based distros go even the bestest of the bunch. It’s friendly without being a nanny and is sooo boring and easy it’s perfect. Mint ain’t the #1 distro in the Distrowatch charts for nothing … and it comes highly recomended by Orca too. *Cough* Noticed the hint, Sammie? *Cough*